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Document ID (ISN)25545
CIS number 76-1482
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Title Epidemiological study of occupational mortality.
Bibliographic information Mar. 1976 (special issue), Vol.18, No.3, p.149-199. 132 ref.
Abstract All the articles in this issue are concerned with methodological problems encountered in epidemiological studies, with emphasis on interpretation of the standardised mortality ratio (SMR), proportionate mortality ratio (PMR), etc., as a measure of relative risk. Based on papers presented at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Medical Association, 17 Apr. 1975, they are briefly introduced by Lloyd J.W., guest editor. Aspects dealt with are: the asbestos literature (Enterline P.E.), a critique of the SMR (Gaffey W.R.), mortality in industry (Goldsmith J.R., Hirschberg D.A.), the "healthy worker effect" (McMichael A.J.), problems of study design and interpretation (Chiazze L.), determinants of mortality (Ott M.G., Holder B.B., Langner R.R.), relationship to specific jobs among rubber workers (McMichael A.J., Spirtas R., Gamble J.F., Tousey P.M.)*, talc miners and millers (Rubino G.F., Scansetti G., Piolatto G., Romano C.A.)*, and chloromethyl ethers, cigarettes, cough and cancer (Weiss W.)*. *Abstracted elsewhere in this number.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; statistical evaluation; epidemiologic study; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; rubber industry; USA; chloromethyl methyl ether; asbestos; conference; smoking; state of health; lung cancer; respirable dust; bis(chloromethyl) ether; talc
Document type -
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Statistical methods